About

I am an Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at Radboud University. I teach in the English Language and Culture programme, and am a researcher at the Center for Language Studies.

I completed my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania where I was co-advised by Meredith Tamminga and David Embick, and was affiliated both with the Variation & Cognition lab and with the Embick Lab at Penn. 

My primary interests lie in experimental approaches to the mental representation of linguistic variation. My research considers the mental representation of the morphophonological variable ING (as in walking vs. walkin’) by probing aspects of shared representation using an auditory priming paradigm.

I am half English, half Dutch, and before my PhD I completed my BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences (major: Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience) at University College Utrecht, in the Netherlands, and my MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Oxford, in the UK. 

When I’m not doing Linguistics, you can find me rowing, bouldering at a local climbing gym, or planning my next backpacking trip.